Air tightness testing measures the flow of air within a home. The aim is to identify areas of your home that are experiencing heat loss. These areas of heat loss are increasing your energy consumption and, with it, the amount of money your home is wasting. Air tightness testing can locate these areas, and therefore allow you to make the necessary changes to increase the energy efficiency of your home. This will also lead to financial savings over time. Air leakage is the uncontrolled flow of air through gaps and cracks in the fabric of a building. Improving air tightness in a dwelling can reduce air leakage. The aim of air tightness is to "Build tight, Ventilate right". This means that there are no breaks or gaps in the envelope of the building fabric and there is complete control over the ventilation system within the building. Having an airtight house does not mean there is insufficient air flow, it means there is controlled air flow. The only satisfactory way to measure air tightness is by using blower door test equipment.

All new single dwellings require an air pressure test from 1st July 2008.

Thermal insulation alone is not enough. You also require an airtight barrier inside to prevent air leakages. You can also install a windtight barrier on the outside.

Having searched the market we have selected a supplier who can deliver the best products available. These products are manufactured by SIGA.

At BER Works Ltd all our employees have been trained in air & windtight systems installation.

Your advantages of the SIGA air- and windtight system:

  • Keeps warm air inside
  • Saves heating costs
  • Stops draughts
  • Increases comfort of home
  • Avoids building damage
  • Increases property value
  • Minimizes CO2 emissions
  • Reduces greenhouse effect

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BER Works Ltd, Unit 8 Clonberne Enterprise Centre, Clonberne, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Tel: 093 45759 Fax: 093 45759 Mobile 086 2557942

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